Being the spoiled cow you love to hate (or simply despise sommer net so), I received the full line up of Pureology’s Perfect 4 Platinum range.
My hairdresser, Andret at Mooi, is crazy about Pureology as it’s got an anti-fade complex that helps keep your hair’s colour looking salon fresh. Formula-wise, the shampoos are sulphate-free and the whole line up’s entirely vegan. As for the Perfect 4 Platinum range, it’s specially geared for those with super blonde hair that’s been lifted at least four shades or more. Its key ingredients include strengthening Keravis (a fancy word for hydrolized wheat protein), smoothing silicones and moisturising mineral oil. It also makes use of brightening lemon, softening chamomile and nourishing coriander.
Formula-wise, the coriander seed extract* is used in good concentration but the lemon and chamomile appear after the preservative in the ingredients list. Thus, if anything’s softening and brightening your hair, it’s something else as opposed to those guys.
Of everything I tried I most liked the shampoo and conditioner:
They all left my hair feeling silky soft and very easy to de-tangle. In fact, my hair felt the same way after I’ve visited Mooi and had any kind of service that requires conditioning. I now suspect Andret’s been using Perfect 4 Platinum products on me all along…
The mask was lovely too. I wouldn’t use it every day, but every now and again to help fortify my hair in a week when I put it through the mill with a load of heat styling. Still, I wouldn’t do this on a day when I’m looking for lots of volume. The conditioning spray, however, wasn’t a favourite as my hair’s very, very fine and any more than two spritzes made it feel so heavy and lank I’d have to reach for the dry shampoo. This doesn’t make it a bad product; only better suited to someone who’s hair is much drier/thicker/more damaged than mine.
In all, if you’ve got super blonde locks and want to keep them looking salon-wonderful at home, Pureology’s Perfect 4 Platinum collection is a very nice way to do it.
*Coriander, also known as cilantro or dhanya, is a great antioxidant. Many homeopath-type peeps believe it helps to boost the circulation in your scalp making it a good home remedy to help prevent hair fall.